Fire & ICE Ball

NorthRiver Yacht Club was transformed into a stunning “Fire and Ice” themed winter wonderland for the DCH Foundation Board’s 34th annual Lucy Jordan Ball. Guests wearing black tie and ball gowns entered through a glowing forest of illuminated white tree branches while snow fell gently from above. Chaired by Mrs. Wayne Hocutt, Mrs. Alex Lushington Jr. and Mrs. John Poole this year’s ball was in honor of Mr. Sam Phelps. Mr. Phelps chaired the Healthcare Authority Board from 1976 - 2000 and was a DCH Foundation Fellow.

The scene, designed by Mrs. Erwin Raughley with co-chairmen Mrs. Courtney Crowder and Mrs. Claude Edwards, was set with white flowers, icy silver accents and flickering candles to set an elegant and contemporary scene. A flocked Christmas tree was decorated in white and silver roses to the ceiling that illuminated the white and silver tables.

The mood was festive as guests mingled on the tented deck for cocktails before dinner. There was entertainment by Nathan Holloway, Susan Goode and Dayvin Sterling. After dinner, the party moved to the dance floor where they dance to the high energy music of Band X.

The Ball raised approximately $50,000 with proceeds helping to fund fetal monitoring devices and infant warmer for DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center. Prizes were donated by Hudson-Poole, Black Belt Antiques, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hahn, The Westervelt Company, Spa Belle la Vie and Russell S. Lee Flooring America. Table favors were beautifully wrapped candles donated by Fincher and Ozment Jewelers.

Under the Stars

Have you dreamed of saying “I do” under the beautiful starlit skies while still having a shield from the elements? We can make your dreams come true with our beautiful clear top tent. Tuscaloosa will never be the same after experiencing one of the most beautiful fall weddings that took place under not one, but two clear top tents. It was truly a magical experience. Vows were spoken and love was declared under the twinkling stars and beautiful October sky. Specialty lighting by A.G. Lighting illuminated the tents with a glow that could be seen from miles away. Chaivari chairs were used to bring a breathtaking elegance. A fun black and white dance floor providing a splash of modern charm as guests were able to dance the night away. Creating a night to remember was the goal, and it was accomplished in dazzling fashion.

Lighting: AG lighting

Contact: Alex Garmon

Wedding Planner: Emily Jemison

Flowers Provided by: Ray Taylor